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Oscar Wilde
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I am afraid it is quite clear, Cecily, that neither of us is engaged to be married to any one. Oscar Wilde
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Are ALL men bad? Oh, all of them, my dear, all of them, without any exception. And they never grow any better. Men become old, but they never become good.. Oscar Wilde
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How you men stand up for each other! How you women war against each other! Oscar Wilde
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he had been filled with terror lest other eyes should look upon it. It had brought melancholy across his passions. Its mere memory had marred many moments of joy. It had been like conscience to him. Yes, it had been conscience. He would destroy it. Oscar Wilde
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I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself. Oscar Wilde
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And beauty is a form of genius-is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. Oscar Wilde
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Unconsciously he defines for me the lines of a fresh new school, a school that is to have in it all the passion of the romantic spirit, all the perfection of the spirit that is Greek. The harmony of soul and body - how much that is! We in our madness have separated the two, and have invented a realism that is vulgar, an ideality that is void. Harry! If only you knew what Dorian Gray is to me! Oscar Wilde
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The trouble with Marxism is that it takes up too many evenings. Oscar Wilde
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For myself, the only immortality I desire is to invent a new sauce. Oscar Wilde
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We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. Oscar Wilde
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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist-that is all. Oscar Wilde
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wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational. Oscar Wilde
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I feel I must come with you. And will you talk to me all the time? No one talks so wonderfully as you do. Oscar Wilde
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You see, it is a very dangerous thing to listen. If one listens one may be convinced; and a man who allows himself to be convinced by an argument is a thoroughly unreasonable person. lady basildon. Oscar Wilde
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very essence of romance is uncertainty. Oscar Wilde
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Through vanity he had spared her. Oscar Wilde
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Lord Henry, you are quite delightful and dreadfully demoralizing. Oscar Wilde
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When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution. Oscar Wilde
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Dale una mascara a un hombre y te dira la verdad Oscar Wilde
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are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Oscar Wilde
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Cupids laughed round it as of old. Oscar Wilde
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As the door closed behind them, the painter flung himself down on a sofa, and a look of pain came into his face. Oscar Wilde
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But there is no such thing, sir, as a ghost, and I guess the laws of Nature are not going to be suspended for the British aristocracy Oscar Wilde
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When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself, and one ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde
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I cannot repeat an emotion. No one can, except sentimentalists. Oscar Wilde
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It is only the sacred things that are worth touching, Dorian Oscar Wilde
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There was evidently no time to be lost, so, hastily adopting the Fourth dimension of Space as a means of escape, he vanished through the wainscoting, and the house became quite quiet. Oscar Wilde
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Love is a more wonderful thing than art. Oscar Wilde
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Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything. Oscar Wilde
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Sincerity is the last refuge of the shallow. Oscar Wilde
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The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. Oscar Wilde
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Really the answers I get are idiotic. The entire correspondence of you and Robbie with me should be published. The best title would be Letters from Two Idiots to a Lunatic, I should fancy. Oscar Wilde
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Complex people waste half their strength in trying to conceal what they do. Is it any wonder they should always come to grief? Oscar Wilde
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I am getting rather astonishing in my Italian conversation. I believe I talk a mixture of Dante and the worst modern slang. Oscar Wilde
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But a chance tone of colour in a room or a morning sky, a particular perfume that you had once loved and that brings subtle memories with it, a line from a forgotten poem that you had come across again, a cadence from a piece of music that you had ceased to play- I tell you, Dorian, that it is on things like these that our lives depend. Browning writes about that somewhere; but our own senses will imagine them for us. There are moments when the odour of lilas blanc passes suddenly across me, and I have to live the strangest month of my life over again. Oscar Wilde
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The world has cried out against us both, but it has always worshipped you. Oscar Wilde
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You have crushed the grapes against your palate. Nothing has been hidden from you. And it has all been to you no more than the sound of music. It has not marred you. Oscar Wilde
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In the cave of black Despair: He only looked upon the sun, And drank the morning air. Oscar Wilde
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Pleasure is the only thing worth having a theory about, Oscar Wilde
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The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read Oscar Wilde
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Be not spendthrift of your honesty, But keep it to yourself Oscar Wilde
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The secret seems to be the only way to become mysterious and wonderful modern life. The commonest thing gets a touch fascinating when done on the sly. Oscar Wilde
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We live in an age when men treat art as if it were meant to be a form of autobiography. Oscar Wilde
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No married man is ever attractive except to his wife. Oscar Wilde
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Colonel. Can she read and write? Peter. Ay, that she can, sir. Colonel. Then she is a dangerous woman. Oscar Wilde
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The truth is rarely pure Oscar Wilde
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Meredith is a prose Browning. So is Browning. Oscar Wilde
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LADY BRACKNELL: It is my last reception, and one wants something that will encourage conversation, particularly at the end of the season when every one has practically said whatever they had to say, which, in most cases, was probably not much. Oscar Wilde
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The past could always be annihilated. Regret, denial, or forgetfulness could do that. Oscar Wilde
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Soul and body, body and soul- how mysterious they were! Oscar Wilde
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Besides, nothing makes one so vain as being told that one is a sinner. Oscar Wilde
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If we lived long enough to see the results of our actions, it may be that those who call themselves good would be sickened with a dull remorse, and those whom the world calls evil stirred by a noble joy. Each little thing we do passes into the great machine of life, which may grind our virtues to powder and make them worthless, or transform our sins into elements of a new civilization, more marvelous and more splendid than any that has gone before. Oscar Wilde
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If this girl can give a soul to those who have lived without one, if she can create the sense of beauty in people whose lives have been sordid and ugly, if she can strip them of their selfishness and lend them tears for sorrows that are not their own, she is worthy of all your adoration, worthy of the adoration of the world. Oscar Wilde
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ALLONBY.-La ventaja de jugar con fuego, lady Caroline, es que no nos quemamos. Solo se quema la gente que no sabe jugar con el. Oscar Wilde
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Do you smoke? Jack. Well, yes, I must admit I smoke. Lady Bracknell. I am glad to hear it. A man should always have an occupation of some kind. Oscar Wilde
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He lives the poetry that he cannot write; the others write the poetry that they dare not realize. Oscar Wilde
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Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow.... Oscar Wilde
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Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. Oscar Wilde
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Only England could have produced him, and he always said that the country was going to the dogs. Oscar Wilde
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To know the vintage and quality of a wine one need not drink the whole cask. It must be perfectly easy in half an hour to say whether a book is worth anything or worth nothing. Ten minutes are really sufficient, if one has the instinct for form. Who wants to wade through a dull volume? One tastes it, and that is quite enough -more than enough, I should imagine. Oscar Wilde
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As for marriage, of course that would be silly, but there are other and more interesting bonds between men and women. Oscar Wilde
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Do you smoke? Jack. Well, yes, I must admit I smoke. Lady Bracknell. I am glad to hear it. A man should always have an occupation of some kind. There are far too many idle men in London as it is. Oscar Wilde
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and the worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic. Oscar Wilde
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love is not fashionable any more, the poets have killed it. Oscar Wilde
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My dear fellow why have you any reason? What odd chaps you painters are. You do anything in the world to gain a reputation. As soon as you have one you seem to want to throw it away. It is silly of you for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde
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It takes a thoroughly good woman to do a thoroughly stupid thing. Oscar Wilde
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Some red star had come too close to the earth. Oscar Wilde
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Now, the value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Oscar Wilde
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I could deny myself the pleasure of talking, but not to others the pleasure of listening. Oscar Wilde
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resist nothing but temptation Oscar Wilde
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